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Landsbyen-Into the North-An Epic Poem

Please note that this work is meant to follow in Epic Form and will not follow commonly used grammatical rules found in Prose, such as, not following proper paragraph use. Because it is an Epic Poem it will be posted in many daily postings on my poetry page and not as a Short Story on the Short Story page. Also, please note that Artistic and Historical License has been used in producing this work. *Please note that since the posting of this Epic Poem I have decided to include it under the Short Story section for ease of reading. Also, please forgive any spelling and grammatical errors stilling remaining there. Characters: Aisling (ash-ling)- Irish, meaning dream or vision, derived from Gaelic, also, a form of Irish poetry Andghul- Invented Bréagán- Irish meaning Toy Ceridfen- Created name from “cerdd fenyw” - Welsh meaning poet woman Chroí- Irish meaning heart DynDoeth- Created name from “dyn doeth” - Welsh meaning wise man Erlenkönig- Elf King, from the poem “Erlkönig” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Gwaldon- Invented name Jessica- This spelling first used by William Shakespeare in 'The Merchant of Venice” but likely taken from the Hebrew Jesca, Isca or Yiska which was named in the Book of Genesis 11:29, meaning foresight (as in knowing what is to come) Joulupukki- Finnish, Yule Goat or Oden's Goats- a pagan tradition celebrated as a human turning into a goat during the Yule Festival. “The goats of Oden” pulled Oden's sleigh across the sky during Yuletide Litenalf- Created name from “liten alf”- Swedish meaning little elf Lumi- Finnish meaning Snow NydeligEn- Created name from “nydelig en”- Norwegian meaning beautiful one Osviklig- Swedish meaning unfailing Rådyrvokter- Norwegian meaning deer herder Raðulfr- Old Norse meaning Counsel Wolf, Counsel of the Wolf, Wise Wolf (from rað - counsel and ulfr - wolf) Reginn- Old Norse meaning King's advisor; a character, possibly a Dwarf, in Norse Mythology Rian (ree-an)- Irish, meaning little king Seileach- Scottish-Gaelic meaning Willow Other References: Dia Athair- Irish meaning God the Father (Godfather) Lullaby for a Son of the King- authors variant writing inspired by “Lullaby for a Son of Shulgi,” Sumerian, one of the first known lullabies, written for the son of Shulgi, King of Ur, circa 2100-2000 BC, who also claimed the title of King of Sumer and Akkad Nordgrend- North Hamlet Sprinteren- a hreinin deer, protector of Aisling Village- The floating island where the Elfin Kingdom known as the 'Village Clan' reside.

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